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Comox Valley Environmental Council meets Wednesday

The Comox Valley Environmental Council will have a meeting Jan. 9 at the Comox Valley Regional District boardroom at 7 p.m.

Comox Valley Conservation Strategy project manager David Stapley will give a short presentation on some of the highlights and recommendations from the recently released Comox Lake Watershed Sustainable Use Recreation Area proposal. The regular CVEC meeting will follow.

Comox Lake Watershed is the water supply to most of the local urban population, is a valuable recreational area, contains rare and sensitive ecological areas, and is extensively used by the logging industry.

Stapley will make a presentation outlining a proposal for a Sustainable Use Recreation Area for the Comox Lake Watershed. The purpose of the proposal is to secure the long-term protection of the watershed to maintain water quality, environmental values and public access for recreation.

The proposal has been developed by the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy with the assistance of members of the Courtenay District Fish and Game Club and the Friends of Strathcona Park.

David has been a project manager with CVCS since its founding, and has been instrumental in many CVCS endeavours, including the Nature Without Borders publication, which links all of the CVCS groups together.

For more, visit www.cvconservationstrategy.org or e-mail dsconsulting@shaw.ca. The CVRD boardroom is at 550B Comox Rd. in Courtenay.

The Comox Valley Environmental Council is a 22-year-old not-for-profit society that acts as an umbrella organization for 20 local environmental organizations and local municipal and regional representatives.

CVEC meets five times a year. Meetings are open to the public, and often include a short presentation of some local issue. There are about 1,400 members in the local groups.

— Comox Valley Environmental Council

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